Recipes of popular Bengali dishes fresh from the kitchen

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Main Ingredients:
4 pieces koi fish/climbing perch; ½ tsp brown mustard seeds; ½ tsp yellow mustard seeds; 4 green chilies; mustard oil for cooking.

  • 11/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste.

  1. Marinate the fish with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder. Leave it for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Make a paste of brown mustard seeds and yellow mustard seeds along with 2 green chilies. Keep aside. [Note: if you use mustard powder, then soak 2 tsp mustard powder in ½ cup warm water for about 15 minutes and use the paste in the cooking].
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the fish in two batches till they turn to golden brown. Keep aside.
  4. In the same oil, pour the mustard paste.
  5. Add 1 cup of water (or according to your desire).
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, 2 green chilies and chili powder. Bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  7. Now add the fried fish and cover it. Cook it in medium flame for 3 minutes.
  8. Pour 2 tsp mustard oil and turn off the heat.
  9. Serve it with plain rice.
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